Magnetometry with Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond

  • Kasper JensenEmail author
  • Pauli Kehayias
  • Dmitry Budker
Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 19)


This chapter covers magnetic sensing with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect centers in diamond. The NV center fundamentals are introduced and NV optically detected magnetic resonance techniques for dc and ac magnetic sensing are summarized. After reviewing some successful sensing applications, the advantages for using NV magnetometry, as well as some ongoing challenges, are enumerated.


Coherence Time Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation Optically Detect Magnetic Resonance Magnetic Noise Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth 
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We thank Victor Acosta, Yannick Dumeige, Demitry Farfurnik, Andrey Jarmola, and Nathan Leefer for insightful discussions and comments on the manuscript. Our research was supported in part by German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) program, the NSF through grant No. ECCS-1202258, and the AFOSR/DARPA QuASAR program. K.J. acknowledges support from the Carlsberg Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Helmholtz-Institute MainzJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzGermany

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